Post Doctoral Research Associate in Engineering

Durham, England
24 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department :

Department Of Engineering

Position Type :


Grade 7 (£32,548 - £34,520)

A Research Associate is required to work on the project “Electrical and thermal storage optimisation in a virtual power plant”, which is funded by the UK Government (Innovate UK) through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. The aim of the project is to develop and test techniques for combined aggregation of electrical and thermal energy storage devices in Virtual Power Plants, for offering energy services to system operators and participating in energy-related markets.

This post would suit an applicant with research experience in using Real-Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) for performing smart grid simulations, virtual power plant and hardware-in-the-loop tests, or other related research topics. The post holder will cooperate with a few other researchers and industrial partners, and thus should possess excellent communication skills with evidence of working effectively within a team. The post holder will contribute to the research of smart grid technologies and their applications.

If full-time, this is a fixed term position for 6 months, with a potential to extend the contract.


Dr Hongjian Sun 
Email: hongjian.sun@durham.ac.uk 
Or Dr Mahmoud Shahbazi 
Email: mahmoud.shahbazi@durham.ac.uk

Closes midday on : 22-Nov-2017